COVID takes a toll on ITB China: event postponed indefinitely

February 19, 2020 | Bureau | India Global

ITB China 2020 has been postponed due to the spread of COVID-19 • New show dates will be announced later by the organisers

The ITB China organisers have postponed their 2020 edition, originally scheduled to be held on 13 – 15 May at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. The deferred show dates will be further announced by the show organisers.

In a press release, the organizers have said that the decision is based on the current risk evaluation of the COVID-19 epidemic by local and global authorities. According to the regular report and COVID-19 prevention notification released by the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China recently, the COVID-19 situation in China continues to be challenging and developments in the following months are very hard to foresee at this stage.

To ensure the safety of ITB China’s exhibitors and visitors, the organisers took this decision in a responsible way to allow all participants to make necessary arrangements in a timely manner.

They will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide further updates based on official assessments of the overall risk situation.